Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
A novel about the ultra-rich, which I would normally despise. However this author doesn’t hate her characters, which made me not hate them. Really good. #25wordbookreview Continue reading
All About Love by bell hooks
This is my first book by bell hooks and won’t be my last. It’s 25 years old and a bit dated, as to be expected. #25wordbookreviews “I think that part of what a culture of domination has done is raise that romantic relationship up as the single most important bond, when of course the single… Continue reading
The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg
First time I read this I thought she hadn’t had enough distance to properly digest what had happened but now I think it was just me. #25wordbookreview Continue reading
The Passion Economy by Adam Davidson
Just fine for a certain type of entrepreneur ; it’s not, however, what I wanted. This is about charging high prices for bespoke products and services. Continue reading
You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith
I want to write like Maggie Smith. The words flow so smoothly that they hypnotize you into this beautiful heart-wrenching story without you even knowing. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
Write for Your Life by Anna Quindlen
It felt like she phoned this one in. I wanted her version of On Writing or Bird by Bird but got a gift book instead. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
Great story with unexpected twists and turns. I didn’t love the ending — from a plot perspective it just didn’t ring true. But otherwise, so good. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
Easy Crafts for the Insane by Kelly Williams Brown
Fun memoir featuring depression, the ups and downs of adult friendships, and lots of crafts. Even though I didn’t directly relate, I kind of did. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
The Undying by Anne Boyer
I stupidly rushed through this. I’m used to more plot, more this happened and then this. But this book is poetry, to be savored. #25 wordbookreviews Continue reading
A Country You Can Leave by Asale Angel-Ajani
Riveting and thoroughly original story of a woman and her daughter navigating bad men, addiction, and poverty. I kept forgetting it wasn’t a true story. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
I’m Victoria Griffith and I am enthusiastic about a LOT of things. Pine trees and mushrooms and the desert. Ocotillos, motorcycles, travel, and photography. Friendship and writing and books and surviving the love of your life’s terminal diagnosis. I blog about some of these things here, mostly about books and writing, but about the other stuff now and then too.
I was born in Paterson NJ, call Seattle WA my home, and spend the winters in the desert of Southern California. I try to get out to see as much of the world as time and money will allow.
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